Failure of rear evaporator on Chrysler Town & Country

Average mileage: 74,658 (13,000–195,000)
9 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, more2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
62 people reported this problem
43 people shared problem details
Same problem - rear evaporator leaking - I was just quoted $755 to fix
rear evaporator has corroded and needs to be replaced. Apparently this is a common problem with Chrylsler minivans.
Blowing warm air, had system filled with leak check, 2 weeks later A/C failed again, saw fluid in the driveway. Quoted $810 from dealer, $830 from LRS. Really upset about this. Not covered under 100k power train warranty according to dealer.
No AC at all. When charged, system leaks at rear evaporator near passenger side rear tire.
The A/C was only blowing hot air. I took the vehicle to Boulevard Chrysler Dodge in Montreal. I was told rear evaporator needed to be changed. $850 repair plus tax. I use the A/C less than 4 months out of the year. Very disappointed. Will never purchase another Chrysler product again.
Salt corrosion rear evaporater. Needs replacing
2008 van hissing and blowing warm air. Took it to a shop and they said it was the rear evaporator system. Going to cost me $1000 to fix. Leaving for Florida so have to get it fixed. Really not happy that it is costing so much.
rear evaporator and extension tubes
Same issue, AC blowing hot air. Tried recharging it but low side pressure was inaccurate due to compressor not kicking in. Unable to recharge so I took it to my mechanic. He diagnosed as rear evaporator leak and said $999 to fix, including parts and labor, plus tax. Checked the local stealerships and they all reported costs from $600 to $1000. I checked the stealership I purchased the van from (used) two months and less than 2000 miles ago and they said roughly $650. However, I am loathe to give them any more money, I've had plenty of other issues with them. So I think it's the local repairshop and cursing Chrysler every chance I get. A class action lawsuit against Chrysler seems in order here with the amount of similar reports.
Rear evaporator leaking. Around $800 to fix.
AC stopped blowing cold air. Technician diagnosed two problems using dye to detect leakage. We had a hole in the front condenser and rear evaporator was leaking. We fixed the front condenser and blocked off the back evaporator lines instead of fixing that concern. Rear evaporator replacement was estimated at $800.
front ac works. no ac in the rear, blows hot air. what is my problem?
This is the 3rd time the rear evaporator and coil need to be replaced on this vehicle. First time was about 30K miles and the second time was about 70K miles. There is clearly a design flaw that makes this failure common.
My 2005 Chrysler Town & Country has been losing a can or two each year for awhile, but this year it was losing a can in about two weeks. Noticed this forum and suspected I had he same problem with the rear A/C evaporator coil leaking. There is a great video from South Main Automotive on YouTube showing the replacement of this part. Not something for the typical do it yourselfer, but maybe with the help of a friend some A/C equipment and knowledge. In the YouTube video he replaces both the Expansion Valve and the Evaporator coil which he got from an OEM dealer for about $350.00. You can get coil by itself for about $70 and the Expansion valve for about $35. It's not clear if the real culprit is the coil, expansion valve, seals, or a combination, but in the video he mentions that once, on another vehicle, he tried to replace only the expansion valve (and seals) with no success, thus my guess is the coil alone with new seals might work. I borrowed a sniffer (fancy leak detector) and was easily able to detect refrigerant coming out the rear A/C vent. You need the engine and fan off, and all the doors shut so that the wind doesn't disperse the refrigerant. Since the A/C system will be open you should replace the dryer as part of this project, which requires equipment to suck the refrigerant out, vacuum pump to evacuate the system, oil charge, and gauges to properly refill the system.
No air conditioning. Filled with Freon, leaked out. $800 later and replaced rear air system.
Air conditioner would work intermittently. Was told the rear evaporator has a small leak. Want 1100 to fix just the rear evaporator and another 600 to replace the lines.
Rear evaporator leaking on 2013 T&C. Air started blowing hot, took for recharge, immediately started leaking refrigerant from evap lines just rear of passenger rear tire. Everyone needs to call chrysler and fill out a complaint at the following address. https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/index.xhtml
Same issue, AC blowing hot air. Tried recharging it but low side pressure was inaccurate due to compressor not kicking in. Unable to recharge so I took it to my mechanic. He diagnosed as rear evaporator leak and said $999 to fix, including parts and labor, plus tax. Checked the local stealerships and they all reported costs from $600 to $1000. I checked the stealership I purchased the van from (used) two months and less than 2000 miles ago and they said roughly $650. However, I am loathe to give them any more money, I've had plenty of other issues with them. So I think it's the local repairshop and cursing Chrysler every chance I get. A class action lawsuit against Chrysler seems in order here with the amount of similar reports.
Appears to be the same problem, AC starts blowing hot air. I tried recharging it but that didn't work, since the compressor wouldn't kick in so the recharging couldn't find the right low side pressure. My mechanic diagnosed it as the rear evaporator coil and confirmed that he's seen several of these. To repair the whole issue, he wants $999, including parts and labor, plus tax. I called around to the area dealerships and they all quoted anywhere from $600 to $1000. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of faith in the one that quoted $600. The stealership I bought it from is 1.5 hours away and I've already had issues with them so I didn't want to go out to there, but they quoted $650 even though the car was purchased there (used) almost exactly two months ago. I don't know what to do other than curse Chrysler every chance I get. A $1000 is ridiculous for a van I've only had two months and less than 2000 miles.
Rear evaporator corroded and failed. GOOD NEWS - Found the replacement upgraded evaporator (post fix) on ebay for only $39 ! Brand new with valve.. Working like a charm. I guess there were many more made during the recall then needed. Sure nice to pay a low price vs. the hundreds the dealer wanted Here is link http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOPAR-DODGE-AND-CHRYSLER-MINIVAN-EVAPORATOR-REAR-2008-2009-2010-2011-/261993820638?hash=item3d000c71de&vxp=mtr
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